1987 Renault 4L GTL


  • Presented in good overall condition
  • Great cloth interior 
  • Underside appears clean and tidy

The Appeal

The once-ubiquitous Renault 4 has rightfully earned its place in history as one of the great ‘people’s cars’, alongside other successful small automobiles. Its design is instantly recognisable, with its hatchback rear door, distinctive front end and absolute simplicity.

This particular car was purchased by the vendor in 2020 with the intention to use it for an African road trip, which never happened. So the car had been prepared for this big trip but never saw much use.

Now presented in good useable condition, this would make a great little daily runaround, or you might be considering your own epic road trip.

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The History and Paperwork

  • Manufactured in 1987
  • Inspeção Técnica Periódica certificate on file
  • Certificado de Matrícula card
  • Bought by the vendor in 2020 from the Alentejo region of Portugal
  • Prepared for a trip to Africa, which never happened
  • Selling due to lack of use

The Interior

  • Vinyl and checked cloth interior 
  • The upholstery appears to be in good condition
  • The vendor tells us that there are no scuffs, marks or damage to the interior
  • The carpets are described as being in fair condition
  • Headlining clean and secure
  • A clock and temperature gauge have been added
  • Radio/cassette player in centre console
  • The simple dashboard is bright and clean
  • There is a spare wheel in the boot

The Exterior 

  • Classic white paintwork in good condition
  • Only one reported mark on the bootlid
  • All exterior trim present and correct
  • No reported damage to the exterior
  • Wheels in good condition
  • Tyres said to retain good tread
  • No reported corrosion or damage to the underside

The Mechanics 

  • Said to drive perfectly
  • Engine bay in good clean condition
  • No reported issues with the cooling system
  • Said to accelerate very well
  • Changes gear smoothly, stops in a straight line and sounds smooth
  • No reported leaks or smoke
  • The vendor tells us that this car sounds very smooth


This looks like a great example of a Renault 4L, which has remained very original. We can see why the vendor originally intended to drive it to Africa: it’s so simple to repair and you’d never have any trouble finding parts. 

Presented in good overall condition, this is the kind of car you could use as a daily driver about town, or set off over the horizon.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1987
  • Make Renault
  • Model 4L GTL
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 184,600 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1108
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Covilha
  • Location International
  • Country Portugal
Bidding history
19 bids
  • pe•••• €3,600 17/02/23
  • fr•••• €3,500 17/02/23
  • Je•••• €3,400 17/02/23
  • pe•••• €3,100 17/02/23
  • fr•••• €3,000 17/02/23
  • Je•••• €2,900 17/02/23
  • pe•••• €2,700 17/02/23
  • fr•••• €2,600 17/02/23
  • ji•••• €2,500 17/02/23
  • pe•••• €2,100 17/02/23

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